CARLINVILLE â€” The Carlinville Area Hospital Auxiliary will host its 5K to Wellness run/jog/walk fitness event Saturday, Sept. 7.
There are two parts to the event. The 1-mile fun run starts at 8 a.m. that day, with the 5K beginning at 8:30. Both start and end at the hospital at 20733 N. Broad St., Carlinville.
â€œThis annual event is not a fundraiser,â€ said Jamie Bray, CAH liaison to the auxiliary. â€œThe auxiliary does rely on a number of programs to raise money that supports the hospital. But this 5K is designed primarily to promote health and fitness for Carlinville and surrounding communities.
â€œAnd itâ€™s a fun way to socialize with the other men, women and kids who participate,â€ said Bray. â€œThey become kind of a family.â€
Co-coordinator Julie Boente said one of the reasons for the eventâ€™s success are the awards and prizes presented.
â€œWe have trophies and awards for every age group and both genders for both the 1-mile fun run and the 5K,â€ she said. â€œPlus, everyone who registers by Aug. 21 will receive a free commemorative T-shirt, as long as supplies last. Our runners can specify their T-shirt size on the registration form. And, of course, weâ€™ll have drinks and snacks for everyone after the race, as well as attendance prizes.â€
Advance registration fees, paid by check or with a credit card online, are $20 for adults and $15 for children 12 and younger. After Aug. 21, the cost is $25 for adults and $20 for those 12 and younger. Same-day registration begins at 7 a.m.
Registration forms are available at any area Boente Shell stations and the hospital lobby. Make checks payable to: Carlinville Area Hospital Auxiliary/5K. Mail them, with the completed registration forms, to Jamie Bray, Carlinville Area Hospital, 20733 North Broad St., Carlinville, IL 62626. Mailed forms must arrive no later than Aug. 21.
Co-coordinator John Black said anyone who does not have access to a registration form or wants to pay by credit card rather than check can register online at Eventbrite.com.